Following a short investigation, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, members of the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement (EDGE) Unit conducted a search warrant on a residence in the area of 166 Avenue and 79 Street.
EDGE Unit members seized two loaded handguns, one with an oversize capacity magazine, nine stun guns (conductive energy weapons), 12 ounces of crack cocaine, 14 ounces of marihuana and smaller quantities of hashish and ecstasy. Also seized was a Thunderflash – a military training device containing a small amount of explosives – used to simulate the effects of a hand grenade.
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Inspector Greg Preston of the EPS Organized Crime Branch stated that "while we are pleased with the seizure of the weapons and drugs, the loaded firearms, the large quantity of conductive energy weapons and the explosive training device, it is very troubling as they were all located in a residential neighbourhood."
Enver Nicoolas Zawada, 25, was charged with numerous offences. Two days later on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 pled guilty to a possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a loaded restricted firearm charge. Zawada was sentenced to four years in prison. Additionally, Zawada was ordered to serve the remaining eight months of a previous conditional sentence order in prison.
Mohammed Abdullah Chaaban, 24, was charged with a number of offences and, similar to Zawada, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and received a sentence of one day behind bars.
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